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Online, You're Being Watched At All Times; Act Accordingly. 299

An anonymous reader writes "Kaspersky Lab's Internet security expert Costin Raiu discusses internet surveillance claims that you should assume that you're being watched at all times. The article reports that Raiu conducts his online activities under the assumption that his movements are being monitored by government hackers. Raiu: 'I operate under the principle that my computer is owned by at least three governments' ... 'this is not meant as a scare tactic, but a rather as a statement of fact that should now be the default setting for everyone.'"
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Online, You're Being Watched At All Times; Act Accordingly.

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  • BOYCOTT STARTS NOW (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 09, 2014 @08:02PM (#46206281)

    Join the Slashcott --- 10 February through 17 February GMT, 2014

    Fuck Beta!

  • Re:Lurker Here (Score:3, Informative)

    by foobar bazbot ( 3352433 ) on Sunday February 09, 2014 @08:19PM (#46206403)

    I'm sick of seeing posts about the beta.

    Well, then, it's your lucky day! Starting in 4 hours and change, a lot of us from the USA will be leaving /. and making no more anti-beta posts for a week! (The Europeans and UTC hardliners everywhere have already left.) Enjoy your week...


    Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here [] so links don't get mangled!)

    On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

    If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [] to return to classic Slashdot.

    We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
    We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott []

    Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
    Commentors - only discuss Beta [] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

    Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

    -----=====##### LINKS #####=====-----

    Discussion of Beta: []

    Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: []

    Alternative Slashdot: [] (thanks Okian Warrior (537106) [])

  • Re:Not a Lurker Here (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 09, 2014 @09:01PM (#46206671)

    I'm not a fan of beta either, but the amount of entitlement coming from the regs here is ridiculous. This is a free (as in beer) service and nobody volunteers to do any of the coding or back end site maintenance either. Businesses, non-profits, and projects change direction all the time; if they don't they're basically admitting that nobody much cares about what they do. Occasionally there are some posts with thoughtful criticism but for the most part it's fuck this, boycott that, I'm gone etc. etc. It's disgusting and serves as a reminder of how juvenile and anti-social a large fraction of Slashdot readership is.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 09, 2014 @10:19PM (#46207015)


  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 09, 2014 @10:50PM (#46207183)

    They set out to build something even the government wouldn't want to watch! Mission accomplished.

    Just came for a quick last post... I was skeptical about the guy a few stories down who said he was IP banned and account locked after complaining about beta, but the same just happened to me, too. I made a few posts which I thought were constructive criticism of the beta... I will admit that I also made a few "fuck beta" posts, too, but not to an extreme.

    It's been a fun 10+ years, folks. Last post... I'm moving on to ars and other tech sites now.

  • by Soulskill ( 1459 ) Works for Slashdot on Sunday February 09, 2014 @10:54PM (#46207205)

    We have plans to implement direct linking to comments. It's been on our to-do list since before the recent expansion of the beta test. It's one of several features we simply haven't had time to implement yet.

    Also, the way in which comments are displayed is still a work-in-progress as well. There will be improvements.

  • by PCM2 ( 4486 ) on Sunday February 09, 2014 @11:51PM (#46207503) Homepage

    in the meantime, please don't be the reason people stop posting and turn this into nothing but beta whining.

    Speaking of stopping posting, it's time for US Slashdot users to start logging out. The boycott lasts from February 10 through February 17. Let's make it hurt. More specifically, let's make sure DICE hurts -- we're not really hurting /. because /. is US.

If it's not in the computer, it doesn't exist.